The National Hockey League announced the regular season schedule for all 32 teams including the Washington Capitals which will begin their quest to return to the playoffs and hopefully beyond on Friday Oct. 13 with a home game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
That’s right folks. Friday the 13th we get Ovi vs. Sid.
The Caps will have four home stands of at least four games including two season long five gamers from Oct. 27 to Nov. 8 and from Jan. 3 to Jan. 13.
Here are the big home dates to remember:
Oct. 13 home opener vs. Pens
Oct. 24 Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs come to town
Nov. 8 Defending Eastern Conference Champs Florida Panthers
Nov. 14 Defending Stanley Cup champs Vegas Golden Knights
Nov. 24 Connor McDavid the second best Connor Mc in hockey and the Edmonton Oilers
Dec. 9 Saturday night smackdown with the New York Rangers
Dec. 23 Christmas Eve eve against the Tampa Bay Lightning
Feb. 11 Super Bowl Sunday matchup against the Vancouver Canucks. Maybe the Commanders play later or we’ll wait another year.
March 9 Chicago Blackhawks and Connor Bedard
April 4 Pens are back for the final time
April 15 home finale against Boston Bruins
The Caps will also have four stretches of at least four consecutive road games including two season long five game road trips from Nov. 27 to Dec. 4 and March 11 to March 18.
The Caps will also have 15 sets of back to back games. The schedule will pause for a five day break from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 for the NHL All Star Weekend from Feb. 2-3 in Toronto.
This season will launch the debut of NBC Sports Washington rebranding as Monumental Sports Network. The broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date. The Caps will return on the radio to Caps Radio 24/7 as well as 106.7 The Fan. Now we can all plan the next year up till April at least. Click here for the full schedule.